Public comments for: Amendment of Licensing Requirements for Hoisting Machine Operators

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Comment:
As a NYC HMO class "B" license holder, regarding 1 RCNY 104-09, I do NOT agree with the statement requires class "B" license holders to process "all" certifications!! The term "all" is too general and does not apply to all machines operated by New York City Crane operators!! NYC DOB should NOT allow an outside agency to determine regulations for our great City of New York!! For example "knuckle booms", "forklifts" and other "fixed hook" machines. NYC DOB should stick to "cable" machines and "cable ways" regarding "cranes" and "hoist" equipment. Also at what point does testing become redundant as "Rigger", "Signal Person". "Dedicated pile driver" is an attachment to a machine already tested for, what would be next "clamshell", "block VS hook"? Keep licensing to applicable equipment.
Agency: DOB
Comment:
Regarding 1 RCNY 104-09, as s class "B" license holder, I do Not agree, HMO class "B" license holders should possesss "all" available national certifications as the statement "all" is too general and some do NOT apply to NYC crane operators. Such as "knuckle booms", that are not used by NYC crane operators & do NOT use "hoist cable". NYC DOB should not allow an outside agency to deem licinsing requirements for our great city of New York. Let's get back to applicable standard regarding "cables", "cableways" & pertenant "cabled'" hoist machines. If "all" is allowed then "knuckle booms", "forklifts", and other "fixed hook" equipment would be considered "cranes".
Agency: DOB